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Jurisprudence
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1. Definition

Jurisprudence, generally speaking, is writing that develops, describes, records, explains and comments on valid law, which in turn is based on statutes (Law [statute]) or has been developed by jurisprudence itself as case law. Thus the object of jurisprudence, in an objective sense, is law, including its historical foundations. Jurispr…

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Luig, Klaus, “Jurisprudence”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026263>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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